In 2007 Bill Barminski and I founded Walter Robot Studios, an art and animation studio.
2009 — animated short “Joel Stein’s Adventures” screened at 2009 Sundance Film Festival
2010 — animated music video Death Cab for Cutie “Grapevine Fires” won LA Film Festival Award and was nominated for an MTV VMA
2012 — put on interactive art show “This Side Up” at the Berman Gallery in Santa Monica and POW Gallery in London.
2013 — sold animated TV show “Highland Ave” to Adult Swim Network
2014 — collaborated with Cleveland Orchestra, animating the 100 year old opera, "The Cunning Little Vixen"
Directed and animated award-winning trio of animated videos for Death Cab for Cutie.
animated TV show “Highland Ave” for Adult Swim Network
Animated 100 year old opera, The Cunning Little Vixen, with the world renown Cleveland Orchestra and opera director Yuval Sharon.
We projected the story onto three 30x16ft screens behind the orchestra. Backstage there were portal doors that the singers could open, pop their heads out and sing in place of the animated characters.
In 2017 we were invited to stage the opera at one of the highest regarded symphony halls in the world, the Musikverein.
ANIMATED ART PROJECTS
We created an art installation using hand crafted sculptures out of cardboard and painted everything white with black outlines. Including spray cans, cassette tapes, Beats headphones, Air Jordans, skateboards, a cannon, etc.
We directed and produced videos that brought the cardboard sculptures to life.
Led to Bill working with renown artist Banksy doing the entrance to Dismaland.